The Agnus Dei Mosaic

The Agnus Dei Mosaic2017-06-09T14:21:48+00:00

Slide16-300x2251On August 11th, 2013, the parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountains blessed the installation of a new mosaic high up in the rafters of the Narthex of our little country church. Mosaics are some of the earliest forms of art employed in the decoration of our churches, and this mosaic is of the Agnus Dei (the Lamb of God). It is a gift from John and Gursline Roger, in memory of their son, Timothy. Mr. Roger patiently created this labor of love by his own hand, carefully placing each of the over 16,000 tiny pieces (each just a bit smaller than a sugar-cube) of marble tesserae into place, cutting them when necessary. The image is from the heavenly vision we find in the fifth chapter of the Revelation of St. John. This Agnus Dei holds a Vexillum (or banner of victory) showing his power over death. He rests upon a Book of Life that is sealed with seven seals. We thank the Roger’s for this kind gift, and the Knights of Columbus, who contributed towards its production and installation. May it also remind us that we are saved only through the sacrificial blood of the Lamb of God.

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